Volleyball Bruins Defeat Sun Devils, 3-0

Oct. 11, 2003

Final Stats

LOS ANGELES - The UCLA women's volleyball team downed Arizona State in three games on Saturday night in Pauley Pavilion with game scores of 31-29, 30-16, 30-24. The Bruins improve to 13-3 on the season (5-2 Pac-10), while ASU falls to 6-10 (1-6 Pac-10). Three Bruins, Cira Wright, Brynn Murphy and Heather Cullen, finished with a team-high 13.5 points in the match.

The Sun Devils started quickly in game one, taking an early 13-8 lead. The Bruins came back to tie the game at 19-19 and took their first lead at 20-19. The lead went backand forth from there to the 22-22 mark, before a Heather Cullen service ace and two ASU attack errors gave UCLA a 25-22 lead. ASU would not go quietly, however, coming back to tie the game at 28-28. A Brynn Murphy kill gave UCLA its first game point at 29-28, but a Natalie Harris kill tied the game at 29 before a Heather Cullen kill gave UCLA its second game point and a block by Cira Wright and Cullen ended game one with UCLA taking the 31-29 decision.

In game two, the Bruins capitalized on a -.179 team attack percentage by Arizona State, sprinting to leads of 6-2 and 25-11. UCLA hit .281 as a team in the game and was led by Brittany Ringel, who had an error-free five kills on nine attacks for a .559 attack percentage in the game.

Game three saw UCLA take an early 4-1 lead before the teams traded points. Arizona State was within one point as late as 14-13, but UCLA then put together a three-point run and the Sun Devils were unable to close the gap as UCLA finished the match with a 30-24 game three victory.

UCLA out-blocked ASU by an 11-5 margin. The Bruins top blockers were Cira Wright with six (1 solo, 5 assists) and Heather Cullen with seven block assists. Offensively, Brynn Murphy had a team-high 11 kills and had just one attack error in the match, finishing with a .476 attack percentage. UCLA had eight service aces on Saturday evening, led by Cira Wright who had three consecutive aces early in game two.

UCLA returns to action on Thursday with a 7 pm match at Stanford. The Bruins will then travel to Berkeley, CA, for a Friday match-up with the Golden Bears.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
Friday, Sep 04
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
(25-19, 25-19, 25-18)
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
(25-20, 25-16, 25-13)
Sunday, Sep 06
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(25-16, 25-27, 25-17, 28-26)
Friday, Sep 11
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-13, 24-26, 25-21, 25-23)
Saturday, Sep 12
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-20, 25-22, 25-16)
Sunday, Sep 13
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-19, 27-25, 25-23)
Friday, Sep 18
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
(25-23, 25-17, 25-21)
Friday, Sep 18
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 25-14)
Wednesday, Sep 23
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
(22-25, 12-25, 19-25)
Sunday, Sep 27
at California
Berkeley, CA
(25-20, 27-25, 25-16)
Friday, Oct 02
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
(29-31, 16-25, 15-25)
Sunday, Oct 04
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-20, 25-18, 30-28)
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Friday, Dec 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Saturday, Dec 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Thursday, Dec 17 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE
Saturday, Dec 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE